Definition of whisk in English:


Syllabification: whisk
Pronunciation: /(h)wisk


[with object]
1Take or move (someone or something) in a particular direction suddenly and quickly: his jacket was whisked away for dry cleaning
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  • The current whisks us quickly downstream, into country so empty of human artifacts that it seems as if we're the first people on earth: tundra, sky, a distant wisp of cloud.
  • After a little hide and seek with the waiting pressmen, the authorities quickly whisked him into the casualty ward no. 2 at the ground floor through gate 1.
  • But I was quickly whisked through to a private back room, where my new friend Kelly invited me to lie down and relax.
speed, hurry, rush, sweep, hurtle, shoot
pull, snatch, pluck, tug, jerk
informal whip, yank
dash, rush, race, bolt, dart, gallop, career, charge, shoot, hurtle, fly, speed, zoom, scurry, scuttle, scamper
informal tear, belt, pelt, scoot, zip, whip
flick, brush, sweep, wave
2Beat or stir (a substance, especially cream or eggs) with a light, rapid movement.
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  • In another bowl whisk the cream until light peaks form.
  • For the icing, melt chocolate then stir until smooth and whisk in cream.
  • Meanwhile whisk the eggs, yolks, cheese and cream in a bowl and season with black pepper.
3Brush with a whisk broom.
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  • A motorized snow broom whisks away snow following a December dusting at Grand Forks.
  • Chance sat down amid the melting piles of snow that had been whisked through the door.


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1A utensil for whipping eggs or cream.
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  • It doesn't take as long a time as you'd think to whip cream with a whisk.
  • Beat egg white with a whisk or handheld mixer in a small bowl until just stiff.
  • Using a hand-held electric whisk, cream together the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy.
2 short for whisk broom.
3 (also fly whisk) A bunch of grass, twigs, or bristles for removing dust or flies.
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  • Objects surround the two uniforms: a mop for the cleaner; a fly whisk, medicine containers, and a drum for the nanga.
  • The nazir gave me a giraffe-tail fly whisk when I left.
  • If you're nostalgic for gin slings, parasols and fly whisks, the White House Rose Garden was the place to be last week.
4 [in singular] A brief, rapid action or movement: a whisk around St. Basil’s cathedral
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  • You see it all in a whisk.


late Middle English: of Scandinavian origin.

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